Did the Chinks get your Twitter? 1/4 million accounts compromised

Hog's Big Ben

Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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http://usat.ly/WGOKV2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter confirmed Friday that it had become the latest victim in a number of high-profile cyber-attacks against media companies, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users.

The social media giant said in a blog posting that earlier this week it detected attempts to gain access to its user data. It shut down one attack moments after it was detected.

But it discovered that the attackers may have stolen user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords belonging to 250,000 users. Twitter reset the pilfered passwords and sent emails advising affected users.

The online attack comes on the heels of recent hacks into the computer systems of U.S. media and technology companies, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Both American newspapers reported this week that their computer systems had been infiltrated by China-based hackers, likely to monitor media coverage the Chinese government deems important.

China has been accused of mounting a widespread, aggressive cyber-spying campaign for several years, trying to steal classified information and corporate secrets and to intimidate critics. The Chinese foreign ministry could not be reached for comment Saturday, but the Chinese government has said those accusations are baseless and that China itself is a victim of cyber-attacks.

"Chinese law forbids hacking and any other actions that damage Internet security," the Chinese Defense Ministry recently said. "The Chinese military has never supported any hacking activities."

"Chinese law forbids hacking and any other actions that damage Internet security," the Chinese Defense Ministry recently said.

Oh, okay, Ding. What were we thinking?

I hope the Funny Mofos Daily is safe.
 

VMS

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Yes. A Chinese person got my Twitter password.
 

Neon

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Is that why Twitter has been stroking out this week?
 
Dec 12, 2007
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They almost got my password but there's a L and a R so the chinese keyboard couldn't type it out.
 

fletcher

Darkness always says hello.
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They got my password but when they actually looked at my account they apologized and gave it back. I swear at least one of those assholes was laughing in the background.